August 17, 2010

Road trippin'

A few snaps of this weekend's jaunt to Taranki to take a knit graffiti workshop at the Govett-Brewster. It was wonderful to get away, meet a few fabulous yarnies, and indulge in some beautiful views and great food.

For more photos of what we got up to, pop on over to the Outdoorknit blog.

xx Tash

August 13, 2010

Talking, knitting, and stuff


boy it doesn't take long for the old blog to be neglected. The past few weeks have seen all sorts of things going on - projects completed, projects started, and a whole lot of talking.

One of the awesome things about being involved in knitting in Wellington means the opportunity to meet so many fantastic people. I'm a bit sad that Kreachr is off to the big smoke. Even though i've only met her a few times, I love her unending enthusiasm, and Auckland should count itself pretty damn lucky.

The Blendy book launch went wonderfully despite the huge slip preventing some from making it out to the Hutt from Wellington. In fact it went so Belinda and I hardly had the chance to have a good gossip - which just gives yet another reason to head up that way for a visit.

And yours truly managed to squeeze five minutes of time into a pretty packed schedule to talk knit graffiti at Ignite Wellington. A great knit of some pretty inspiring talks - and a pretty cool coincidence that Nathalie was speaking - we were in the same class back when we were little wee 12 year olds.

I'm not brave enough to watch it myself! :D

This weekend i'm off to the land of my youth - New Plymouth - for a workshop at the Govett-Brewster. The plan is to cruise up visiting op shops and meet lots of lovely knitters. So if you're in the 'naki, pop by and say hi on Sunday!


August 07, 2010

Giveaway! Hooray!

The very clever Sheryl is giving away some Knitsch yarn!

Pop on over to her blog, check out her gorgeous pattern Epicene - anyone who comments on her blog with a finished pair in the next month is in the draw!


August 04, 2010

Blendy Knits Socks! Here!


The darling darling Belinda (can't possibly say darling too many times. She really is) arrives in only a matter of days for the Blendy Knits Socks launch on Sunday 8 August, at the New Dowse from 3 - 5pm.

I'll be there with piles of yarn, coffee, cake, Belinda, books, yarn, needles, knitting, yarn, coffee, cake (you get the idea...)

August 02, 2010

Making Mascarpone

After the great Tiramisu competition at the last Craft2.0, i've been mulling over making mascarpone from scratch.

At long last I had a go, and it went okay - not perfect (cooked it too long, methinks) but still pretty tasty on toast with honey.

Mmmm, yum!

August 01, 2010

Taking time

hello! It's been awhile!

I sound like a broken record but, goodness life is busy. Busy to the point of, well, something will have to give. I'm one of those people who simply can't refuse a good project idea, and all it takes is one small suggestion from someone to get me excited and enthusiastic and start getting carried away. This is necessarily a bad thing, but it is something I need to rein in a little bit just so that each week doesn't merge into another with no stop or sense of project completion.

In fact, just thinking of all the things on my plate simply exhausts me.

So how about a wee list of things that I have *finished* lately?
  • the July yarn club - all gone off to lovely people :D
  • the yarn club pattern (although the pics aren't behaving and so it hasn't gone out yet. Damn technology)
  • Lots of orders - the post office lady and I are great friends!
  • tidying my bedroom (hey, it's a big one!)
Ok so the list isn't huge, but by the end of this week it's going to be much longer. The week after that will be dedicated to some r&r before heading to New Plymouth for some knit graffiti action, and then Knit August Nights a couple weeks after that.
Right - back to knitting yet another secret project!